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Saturday, 23 June 2018

The sugar quotas will be maintained until 30 September 2020- this was voted in the European Parliament, as part of the global vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 13 March.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

MEPs voted on Wednesday 13 March to adopt a controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014-2020 that proved a setback for those who lobbied for stronger environmental measures and the death of farm subsidies, including those on sugar.

Friday, 15 March 2013

"Our GIs are worth €54.3 billion worldwide, and they represent 15 % of our total food and drinks exports, ” Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, said after the publishing of the results of a study on the value of the EU name protection scheme for all food and agricultural products ("geographic indications" or "GIs") on March 4.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

A first meeting of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability", which was set up to help meet the challenges of food security, sustainable resource management and environment preservation, was organized by the European Commission on February 21.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Which are the key challenges posed to strengthen resilience in agriculture? – this is one of the main questions to be addressed during the next Brussels Development Briefing, organized by CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the EC/DEVCO, Concord and IFPRI in Brussels.

Friday, 01 March 2013

Around €100 billion out of a global CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) budget of €363 billion for the period 2014-2020 will be dedicated to the protection of natural resources after last week's agreement on the EU's long term budget, says Dacian Cioloş, the European Commissioner in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development. The challenge now is to define concrete measures to make a real difference for the environment and to secure the long term competitiveness of EU farmers, he believes.

Monday, 18 February 2013

With the full Parliament due to vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 12 March, environmental campaigners hope for a change of course after the Parliament’s agriculture committee in January and the EU Council budget deal on 8th of February both backed changes to weaken some of the Commission’s ‘greening’ proposals on environmental standards.

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